March 12, 2021

Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo Markin has said the Minority would have nothing to say about 2021 budget as they demanded figures, and on Friday, March 12, 2021 they were presented with figures.

According to him, it is clear that, the budget which is on the theme, “CONSOLIDATION, COMPLETION & CONTINUATION “WƆN YA WƆHIƐƐ” BUDGET” has duly been presented and Ghanaians have duly received it”.

He further responded to the Minority Leaders comment on VAT and made it clear  that,  the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in opposition was not oppose to VAT but, “we were interested in the rate,  time and how it was going to be utilized”.

Again, he pointed out to the Speaker that his side was ready for debate on the budget on the day it was presented and on issues in the budget, the Minority cannot match them and added that COVID-19 has devastated every single economy in the world.

“This country through its leadership has demonstrated competence, therefore, there is no doubt that the future is bright”.

Mr. Markin further pointed out to the Minority Leader, on the lighter note that, with the kind of system of Legislature that Ghana runs, there is nothing wrong with the Majority Leader Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu presenting this year’s budget.

“He presented the budget on behalf of the president, the Minority he said are disappointed because they now have nothing to say. The thirty minutes they are asking for if they get the opportunity they would speak for only five minutes”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/